Luke is working on his new Catechism question. It is so good – that all week I have planned to put it here. Finally! I did it.
Westminster Larger Catechism, Question #71:
How is justification an act of God’s free grace?
Although Christ, by His obedience and death, did make a proper, real, and full satisfaction to God’s justice in the behalf of them that are justified; yet inasmuch as God accepteth the satisfaction from a surety, His own only Son, imputing His righteousness to them, and requiring nothing of them for their justification but faith, which also is His gift, their justification is to them of free grace.
Even now, as I read it again, I am amazed, and so very thankful to God for His goodness.. and His beautiful grace.